Best-Ever Veggie Stir-Fry
Makes: 2 servings
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons peanut oil
½ pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1 large yellow onion, sliced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (or to taste)
1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
Heat peanut oil in wok or large skillet until very hot. Add veggies, ginger and garlic and stir-fry until veggies are tender but still crisp, about five minutes. Add soy sauce and stir for a minute. Remove from heat and add sesame seeds and sesame oil, if desired. Serve over rice with chicken, shrimp, scallops or beef.
Nutrition Facts (per serving, without sesame oil): calories 245, fat 17 g, saturated fat 3 g, sodium 290 mg, carbs 22 g, fiber 7 g, sugar 9 g, protein 8 g
With sesame oil: add 20 calories, 2 grams of fat (0.3 grams of saturated fat) per serving.